How Safe Is My Information?
One of the many vital reasons for retaining a proven
Tampa IRS tax relief lawyer is that your tax statements and records will be protected from IRS scrutiny.
This is not true for accountants and other "tax practitioners"
In order for any tax problem to be successfully resolved, you should be
able to communicate freely and supply all needed documentation to your
tax professional. If you are trying
to survive an IRS tax audit, need
tax fraud defense, have been charged any
type of tax crime or just need help with a tax situation such as a
past due return, you want to feel safe in supplying a professional with your tax information.
When an accountant, tax attorney or an enrolled agent is summoned to produce
information to the IRS, this call cannot be ignored. Your tax attorney
can, per the law, refuse to comply with the summons, citing the attorney-client
privilege. Accountants and enrolled agents are not, however, afforded
this privilege and must comply and your records can become open to the
IRS. We urge you to see Attorney Brian Loughrin from our offices to understand
how the attorney-client privilege can be utilized in your case.
According to the
tax court, communications between your tax attorney and accountant will not be protected
by the attorney-client privilege, if the accountant is your primary representative
in an audit. If, though, your attorney is the primary representative and
the accountant is retained to assist the attorney, then the attorney-client
Your records and statements will not be protected if the IRS is conducting
any sort of criminal investigation and an accountant or enrolled agent
is used as your primary representative. In some cases, they may actually
have to testify against you if they have been subpoenaed. They may also
have to provide the IRS with your confidential tax information.
When faced with any type of tax situation, especially when there is a sign
you are being investigated by the IRS for criminal acts, the best solution
is to quickly retain a hard-hitting tax relief attorney to work on your behalf.
Want to keep your tax information protected? Find out how by
contacting a Tampa IRS tax relief attorney